A Guide on How to Become a Professional Dealer

Posted on Friday, Nov 13 2020 @ 11:38 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
It seems that most of the talk when it comes to the world of gambling is about the gambling itself. Both shallow and in-depth discussions are made by millions of people that enjoy online blackjack at Red Dog Casino. However, a certain subset of people would prefer to be on the other side of the table – as the dealer. Below you will find all the information you need to become a professional dealer in real casinos.

A dealer

1. You will need to get an education in how to become a skilled dealer. Fear not – this is not a college education that we’re talking about. Most dealer-courses last around 8-12 weeks. During this period of time, you will learn how to deal the cards and set the base of your communication skills with the gamblers and casino staff where you will be working. In some cases, you may even get on-job training by certain casinos. In any case, you will need to get a diploma of sorts showing that you have passed basic training and that you’ve acquired the basic skill set to become a dealer.

2. Aside from education, in most cases, you will also need to show that you’re an upstanding person. It won’t do you any good if you have the best card-shuffling skills, if you are a shady person and if the casino can’t rely on you. So, every time you go to a job interview, make sure that you show your best side. Wear formal clothes and show that the casino can rely on you – and you will do well. And whatever it is that you do – don’t gamble in the casino as you go to do the job interview, and don’t gamble on the wait out either.

3. There are other conditions that you may need to fulfill on your way to becoming a professional dealer. First, most casinos will demand proof that you have not committed any felonies or misdemeanors involving theft, for obvious reasons. You may also need to have a high school diploma. Some casinos will even go so far as to require you to pass a drug test before they hire you. It all depends on where you want to work and how the authorities have regulated the professional dealer’s job.

A dealer

If you meet all the conditions above and go through all the steps to apply for a card dealer-job – then congratulations; there is a chance that you will get hired soon enough. But this is not to tell you that you should relax and enjoy yourself. On the contrary, a card dealer in a real casino is a tough, responsible job.

You need to be persistent and develop a high level of discipline and work ethic. A single shift can be exhaustive – as you need to constantly stand and shuffle and deal the cards all the time, which can quickly grow monotonous.

Moreover, you will need to deal with many different kinds of people as you work. This is both the most fun and the most important part of the profession. Highrollers as well as regular gamblers can be notoriously hard people, especially when they drink and they have had a bad run. In many cases, they put their bad luck and bad mood to the dealer. It’s vital that the dealer deals with all of these inconveniences in a calm manner and with poise.

Despite many people would like to become professional gamblers, there are highly-paid jobs that can bring profit and pleasure on the other side of the table. To become a professional card dealer, you must eventually love what you do. This passion for cards will prove to keep you happy with your work, despite some of the work’s bad sides. In either case, we hope that you will manage to land the job and that you will enjoy working as a professional dealer in a casino.